Know Your New Supreme Court Justice

Judge Neil Gorsuch

  • Graduated from Columbia, Harvard Law and Oxford
  • Clerked for two Supreme Court justices
  • Served in the Department of Justice
  • Since 2006, he has served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Colorado
  • Confirmed unanimously be the Senate to the 10th Circuit
  • Considered by many to be the intellectual conservative heir to Justice Scalia,
  • Is recognized by peers for his memorable writing style, the depth of his reading and his willingness to rethink constitutional principles from the ground up.
  • He has sharply questioned a three-decade old legal precedent that many believe have given too much power to the regulatory state. Top of FormBottom of Form
  • BelievesBelieesBelieves that the meaning of the law is for judges to decide, not federal bureaucrats.
  • He is an effective jurist in presenting his legal position on issues with colleagues
  • Rulings give conservatives confidence that Gorsuch is a strong supporter of religious freedom rights
  • Married to Louise, and is the father of two daughters
  • He is an outdoorsman who fishes, hunts and skis.